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Nit for Vim

Nit comes with a support for the editor vim in the directory misc/vim.

Preview of the Nit bundde for vim

The support features:

  • syntax highlighting
  • indentation
  • syntax checker (require Syntastic).

How to install


Both Nit and Syntastic rely on pathogen.

Install pathogen with

$ mkdir -p ~/.vim/autoload ~/.vim/bundle
$ curl -LSso ~/.vim/autoload/pathogen.vim https://tpo.pe/pathogen.vim

Modify you .virmrc to activate pathogen

call pathogen#infect()

If you're brand new to Vim and lacking a .vimrc, vim ~/.vimrc and paste in the following super-minimal example:

call pathogen#infect()
syntax on
filetype plugin indent on

Nit support

Install the Nit support bundle in vim with

$ cd ~/.vim/bundle
$ ln -s /full/path/to/nit/misc/vim nit

Note: replace /full/path/to/nit with the real path.

Now you should have syntax highlighting and indentation on .nit files.

Syntax checker with Syntastic

Install the Syntastic bundle with

$ cd ~/.vim/bundle
$ git clone https://github.com/scrooloose/syntastic.git

Add the following line to your ~/.vimrc

let g:syntastic_nit_checkers = ['nitpick']

Check that your $PATH contains nitpick. If not, the simplest way is add the bin directory in your PATH.

Now you should have syntax checking on saving .nit files.